New Catheter Kills Bacteria With Light

Veritas Medical, a startup company created by University of Utah students, has created the first antibacterial catheter to be self-sterilizing while residing in a patient.
 
The LIGHT LINE Catheter uses high-intensity narrow spectrum light to kill bacteria and therefore prevent infections.

Veritas Medical recently won first place and $75,000 at the International Business Model Competition for its invention.

The company has a utility patent on the LIGHT LINE Catheter technology and will start clinical trials next year, with hopes of selling the catheter by 2016.

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